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  Consent-Law & Justice Services    # 21.       
District Attorney  
Meeting Date: 12/07/2021  
Brief Title:    California Department of Insurance Grant Funding
From: Jeff Reisig, District Attorney, District Attorney's Office
Staff Contact: Nikki Abaurrea, Chief Fiscal Admin Officer, District Attorney's Office, x4505

Subject
Adopt resolution granting the District Attorney authority to accept on behalf of Yolo County, $471,172 in grant funding awarded by the California Department of Insurance to support the District Attorney's Workers Compensation and Automobile Insurance Fraud Programs, and authorize the District Attorney to execute the grant award agreement including any and all amendments or extensions. (No general fund impact) (Reisig)
Recommended Action
  1. Adopt resolution granting the District Attorney authority to accept, on behalf of Yolo County, $471,172 in grant funding awarded by the California Department of Insurance.  Yolo County District Attorney's office was awarded $337,260 for the Workers Compensation Insurance Fraud program and $133,912 for the Automobile Insurance Fraud program; and
     
  2. Authorize the District Attorney to execute the grant award agreement including any and all amendments or extensions.
Strategic Plan Goal(s)
Thriving Residents
Safe Communities
Reason for Recommended Action/Background
The Yolo County District Attorney's office has been receiving these grants from the California Department of Insurance since Fiscal Year 1990-91.  These funds are used to support the Workers Compensation and Automobile Insurance Fraud programs within the department.

In Auto Fraud, cases include but are not limited to the following: Theft of motor vehicle for financial gain, reporting a vehicle stolen for the purpose of filing a false insurance claim, switching of vehicle identification numbers to obtain title of stolen vehicle, arson, staged collisions, etc.  The Automobile Insurance Fraud award funds a DA Investigator II.

In Workers Compensation, cases include but are not limited to the following: Premium Fraud, uninsured employers, claimant fraud, etc.  The Workers Compensation Insurance Fraud award funds a DA Investigator II, a Legal Process Clerk, and a portion of a DDA III.
Collaborations (including Board advisory groups and external partner agencies)
The Workers Compensation and Automobile Insurance Fraud programs collaborate with all local law enforcement agencies as well as with State agencies such as the DMV, EDD, and the California Department of Insurance. The Workers Compensation investigator participates in a task force that includes Northern California Counties and investigates suspected provider fraud in Sutter, Yuba, and Colusa County.

Fiscal Impact
No Fiscal Impact
Fiscal Impact (Expenditure)
Total cost of recommended action:    $   471,172
Amount budgeted for expenditure:    $   471,172
Additional expenditure authority needed:    $   0
One-time commitment     Yes
Source of Funds for this Expenditure
$0
Explanation (Expenditure and/or Revenue)
Further explanation as needed:
Workers Compensation and Automobile Insurance Fraud programs were both included in the FY21/22 adopted budget.
Attachments
Att. A. Board Resolution
Att. B. Auto Fraud Grant Award
Att. C. Workers Comp Grant Award

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Form Review
Inbox Reviewed By Date
Jeff Reisig Wendy Wilcox 11/23/2021 12:08 PM
Financial Services Melissa Patterson 11/29/2021 10:15 AM
County Counsel Hope Welton 11/29/2021 10:23 AM
Clint Pyeatt Clint Pyeatt 11/29/2021 03:27 PM
Form Started By: Nikki Abaurrea Started On: 11/22/2021 10:49 AM
Final Approval Date: 11/29/2021

    

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